Sustaining medical education is difficult in poor countries

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7379.51/a (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:51
  1. Joseph Yikona, staff physician, elderly services (joyikona@aol.com)
  1. Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Gosport PO12 3PW

    EDITOR—Broadhead and Muula describe the problems and achievements in creating a medical school for Malawi from scratch.1 The hailed success in its first 20 years since inception mirrors most medical schools in sub-Saharan Africa. The bigger challenge is sustaining the future of the school. The reasons for failure of most medical schools in sub-Saharan Africa must now …

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